Where we stand
Our MEPs believe that Europe will be more efficient and more competitive with a well-trained and fairly treated workforce. We call for a new deal on social progress, guaranteeing decent jobs, labour rights, social protection, social dialogue and the right to organise.
The S&D Group has set out a strong and progressive social agenda putting people and workers at the heart of Europe. We want to strengthen the social dimension of the economic and monetary union (EMU) and combat unemployment - especially for young people, older workers and the long-term unemployed.
We want to build a better legal framework for workers to mover across borders in order to safeguard wages, social standards, collective bargaining and trade union rights and we want to create a European system of decent minimum wages to fight poverty.